Original Xiaomi Redmi 5 3GB RAM 32GB Snapdragon 450 Octa Core 5.7" (Gold) £105.48 @ AliExpress / Hong Kong Goldway
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Original Xiaomi Redmi 5 3GB RAM 32GB Snapdragon 450 Octa Core 5.7" (Gold) £105.48 @ AliExpress / Hong Kong Goldway

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Found 27th Dec 2017
Select the Gold version to get the cheapest price.

This comes with the Chinese rom which only supports Chinese and English languages and does not have the Google Playstore preinstalled. It's easy to install yourself and you can unlock the phone's bootloader to flash a Global rom.

If the above is not something you would like to avoid then you can also choose the version that comes with the custom rom which has the Playstore installed, but costs around £7 more.

No Band 20 Version out yet!


  • Unlock Phones:Yes
  • Battery Type:Not Detachable
  • Operation System:Android
  • Feature:Gravity Response,GPRS,Touchscreen,Message,Bluetooth,Video Player,HD Video Player,Wi-Fi,MP3 Playback,Fingerprint Recognition,GPS Navigation,Front Camera,Memory Card Slots,Email
  • Battery Capacity(mAh):3300mAh(Typ)/3200mAh(Mini)
  • Language:Chinese and English
  • Camera Type:Front & Back Camera
  • SIM Card Quantity:Dual SIM Cards
  • Release Date:2017
  • Cellular:GSM/WCDMA/LTE
  • ROM:32G
  • Display Resolution:1440x720
  • Item Condition:New
  • Rear Camera:12.0MP
  • Recording Definition:1080P
  • Talk Time:N/A
  • CPU Manufacturer:Qualcomm
  • Front Camera:5MP
  • CPU:Octa Core
  • Design:Bar
  • Thickness:Ultra Slim(<9mm)
  • Display Size:5.7
  • Touch Screen Type:Capacitive Screen
  • Size:151.8mm*72.8mm*7.7mm
  • Band Mode:2SIM/Multi-Bands
  • Display Color:Color
  • RAM:3G
  • 2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, CDMA 1X BC0
  • 3G:WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz,TD-SCDMA 1900/2000MHz,CDMA BC0
  • FDD 4G:FDD LTE B3:1800/B1:2100/B7:2600/B5:850/B8:900MHz
  • TDD 4G:TDD LTE B34:2100/B38:2600/B39:1900/B40:2300/B41:2500MHz
  • OS:MIUI 9
  • CPU:Snapdragon 450 Octa Core
  • Modle:Xiaomi Redmi 5
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Seems a good deal...how does this differ from the note range?
China ROM = No Google Playstore and locked bootloader.
Why oh why they have to put a.5.7 inch in this. Can't wait for phone manufacturers to decide actually not everyone wants a house brick in their pocket
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scousemicky3 h, 4 m ago

China ROM = No Google Playstore and locked bootloader.


Seriously? Have you actually read anything? You are way too uninformed to post in these deals!
majorwedgy8427th Dec 2017

Why oh why they have to put a.5.7 inch in this. Can't wait for phone …Why oh why they have to put a.5.7 inch in this. Can't wait for phone manufacturers to decide actually not everyone wants a house brick in their pocket

Agree, it's a real shame. I have small hands and anything this big is too difficult to use one-handed. I've managed to buy a Redmi 4 Prime instead for £120.00, which is essentially the same spec as the Redmi 5 plus, but with a 5" full hd screen and MIUI based on Android 6.

BTW I took my non-band 20 Redmi 3 Pro to Lanzarote and got 4G pretty much everywhere. Moving on the 3 Pro as the Snapdragon 625 is quite a step up from the 616.
For those who are interested in this phone, and may have had a Redmi phone previously with larger battery, the CPU is worth knowing about. The Snapdragon 450 in this phone is about 20-25% more efficient than its 425/430/435 predecessors. Therefore, the Redmi 5 may well last even longer than the older versions, even with a smaller battery.

Also, there is a Xiaomi.eu build available for this one already, if you don't want the Chinese ROM or the vendor's custom ROM.
keenan3162 h, 18 m ago

Seriously? Have you actually read anything? You are way too uninformed to …Seriously? Have you actually read anything? You are way too uninformed to post in these deals!



keenan3162 h, 18 m ago

Seriously? Have you actually read anything? You are way too uninformed to …Seriously? Have you actually read anything? You are way too uninformed to post in these deals!


Your post says it has Google play on it. IT HASN'T! FACT
Your post says it has other languages on it apart from Chinese and English - IT HASN'T! FACT

STOP GIVING PEOPLE FALSE INFORMATION!

Please stop posting lies.
scousemicky3 h, 12 m ago

Your post says it has Google play on it. IT HASN'T! FACTYour post says it …Your post says it has Google play on it. IT HASN'T! FACTYour post says it has other languages on it apart from Chinese and English - IT HASN'T! FACTSTOP GIVING PEOPLE FALSE INFORMATION!Please stop posting lies.


Goldway will install a custom ROM for a tenner or so more, which has multiple languages and Google play store installed.

Better to buy with the standard room, install Google play store yourself and upgrade to the proper global ROM once available next year imo.
I'm guessing this phone doesn't have NFC. I'd buy Xiaomi and only Xiaomi phones if they put NFC in all their phones. Android pay is essential for me.
Best to pay the £7 more and go for the global Rom
zee78612312 m ago

Best to pay the £7 more and go for the global Rom


There is no global rom, only China at the moment.
MDL19942 m ago

I'm guessing this phone doesn't have NFC. I'd buy Xiaomi and only Xiaomi …I'm guessing this phone doesn't have NFC. I'd buy Xiaomi and only Xiaomi phones if they put NFC in all their phones. Android pay is essential for me.


I'm with monzo, takes a minute to credit your card and pay contactless. Too many times I have had android pay go wrong usually because it can't see thru a VPN data guard with the app passed thru and I get financially embarrassed, Aldi staff don't take any prisoners. Yeah there's talk of you being pushed into making it your main bank account and they are about to close the prepay elements of the operation but you can put your money to pots and close the money off the card if you lose it a big plus. You can still use android pay at spoons on order and pay without NFC as it's remotely done.
scousemicky9 h, 56 m ago

Your post says it has Google play on it. IT HASN'T! FACTYour post says it …Your post says it has Google play on it. IT HASN'T! FACTYour post says it has other languages on it apart from Chinese and English - IT HASN'T! FACTSTOP GIVING PEOPLE FALSE INFORMATION!Please stop posting lies.




What the heck is wrong with you?? Read the OP again or get somebody to read it for you...
Edited by: "bellboys" 28th Dec 2017
I am surprised Jack of London is not here yet saying no B20.
scousemicky18 h, 13 m ago

China ROM = No Google Playstore and locked bootloader.


You can install Google play store easily I did this on the Fire 7 Tablet it took literally 5minute
zee7861236 h, 39 m ago

Best to pay the £7 more and go for the global Rom


Best to install Google play yourself and save £10 for 5minutes of extra set up
gubro46 m ago

I am surprised Jack of London is not here yet saying no B20.


Who's Jack? Lol

I know who you mean. He is very negative. He must be a troll or very miserable. I like to read his comments and cringe
bellboys5 h, 30 m ago

What the heck is wrong with you?? Read the OP again or get somebody to …What the heck is wrong with you?? Read the OP again or get somebody to read it for you...


The OP has been changed since I posted!
Is this any better than redmi note 4?
Norseg28th Dec

Who's Jack? Lol I know who you mean. He is very negative. He must be a …Who's Jack? Lol I know who you mean. He is very negative. He must be a troll or very miserable. I like to read his comments and cringe


It's Sam and he/she/they is/are an idiot! The same comments posted over and over and when anyone dares to disagree with something he said, he gets ludicrously defensive and attempts to make personal comments - be got him suspended for a while.
SClub27th Dec 2017

Agree, it's a real shame. I have small hands and anything this big is too …Agree, it's a real shame. I have small hands and anything this big is too difficult to use one-handed. I've managed to buy a Redmi 4 Prime instead for £120.00, which is essentially the same spec as the Redmi 5 plus, but with a 5" full hd screen and MIUI based on Android 6.BTW I took my non-band 20 Redmi 3 Pro to Lanzarote and got 4G pretty much everywhere. Moving on the 3 Pro as the Snapdragon 625 is quite a step up from the 616.


Don't suppose you could let me know where you got your redmi 4 prime from can't seem to find one anywhere and the note 4 is a bit big for my mum
SammyNib23 h, 35 m ago

Don't suppose you could let me know where you got your redmi 4 prime from …Don't suppose you could let me know where you got your redmi 4 prime from can't seem to find one anywhere and the note 4 is a bit big for my mum


I ended up buying one from China on eBay:

ebay.co.uk/itm…649

Don't forget TopCashback
SClub21 m ago

I ended up buying one from China on …I ended up buying one from China on eBay:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Xiaomi-Redmi-4-Pro-Prime-32GB-5-MIUI8-Snapdragon-625-4G-FDD-Smartphone/302136012042?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&var=600975771451&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649Don't forget TopCashback


Cheers bud!
SammyNib4th Jan

Cheers bud!


Arrived yesterday, took 8 days. No import tax.
SClub53 m ago

Arrived yesterday, took 8 days. No import tax.


Perfect!
Does anyone know if this phone have NFC capability?
If your phone died 3 months later, like mine : expect no help, What So ever. Extra warranty is worthless. You send it to Poland ( their eu offices) for fixing and it returns unopened. They will not refund your money or do anything then insisting you send to China to be looked at. Photos, videos, and explanation ignored. Three months without a phone !
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